Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Fostering Economic Growth with Transportation Investments

Selected Projects

Geographic Region Trunk Highway Project Description Project Budget Earliest Likely Contract Date
Greater Minnesota T.H. 169 In Elk River, from TH 101 to 197th Avenue, convert to a freeway. $157 million 2022
Greater Minnesota I-94* From St. Michael (Trunk Highway 241) to Albertville (County Road 37), add an auxiliary lane. $56 million 2020
Metro District I-494 From France Avenue to Trunk Highway 77 eastbound and from Trunk Highway 77 to I-35W westbound, add MnPASS lanes in both directions. $134 million 2021
Metro District I-494/I-35W Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to westbound directional ramp. $70 million 2021
TOTAL $417 million 51.1% G.M.
48.9% Metro

(Note: Project budgets, above, are 10 percent lower than project estimates, found in the complete list of submissions under Submitted Projects.)

* This is the lowest-priced alternative that was submitted. It does not include the interchanges or the Commercial Development road. Those could be added with a local contribution.

Submitted Projects

Scoring criteria

More information about the criteria

Criteria Points Available
Return on investment 100
Economic impact 100
Freight efficiency 100
Safety improvements 100
Regional connections 100
Policy objectives 100
Community consensus 100
Maximum points 700

Tentative schedule

  • Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2018 – Public recommendation period 
  • February to March, 2018 – Project evaluation and scoring
  • April 2018 – Project award announcement and release of final scores


Patrick Weidemann